Welcome to Bristol Yacht Club, where our outstanding amenities combine with the historic and picturesque charm of Bristol, Rhode Island, to make a perfect landing spot for visiting boaters. At BYC, we welcome both visiting cruising clubs and individual cruisers. All are welcome to enjoy our easily accessible moorings and Club facilities.
A rental at BYC includes free launch service to our docks, grounds and newly renovated Clubhouse … and to the Independence Park dock for access to downtown Bristol with its many restaurants, shops and historic treasures.
We welcome you to tie up dockside to take on water and purchase ice – and to chat with our friendly staff about all Bristol has to offer. We invite you to use our launch or dinghy dock to access our bathrooms and showers (open 24/7), and our playground, gas BBQ and picnic areas.
Our Clubhouse, completely updated in 2019, offers a relaxing bar, lounge and a porch overlooking the harbor – a perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail while chatting with new and old friends. Or pull up an Adirondack chair dockside, steps from our outdoor bar and play area.
It is a short “country” walk from our property to enjoy the beauty of Colt State Park and the family-favorite Coggeshall Farm. Just steps away you can rent paddle boards, kayaks and bicycles – a perfect way to have fun on Bristol harbor waters or the East Bay Bike Path.
For extended cruisers, we’ll direct you to area supermarkets, hardware stores, laundry, sailmaker, and marine supplies and repairs.
We look forward to welcoming you to Bristol Yacht Club – a proud recipient of the 2019 Boater’s Choice Award! Visit our website for more details and directions to our Club.
Always friendly and helpful. Nice that they still had the launch running.
Nice location and launch service was great!
Always a delight to stay here. The club is lovely and the launch provides access to Bristol. Well kept moorings. Friendly, nice experience. Thank you.
Great harbor, very helpful people at the Yacht CLub, we will be back!
Excellent as always. Great service.
The staff were courteous and helpful.
We loved this club. Had a nice cookout on the lawn, loved the service of the launch drivers. Happily got water. Only wish they had fuel in Bristol!
Chris and his team did a great job. Thanks!
Launch driver has great hospitality and personality. Could not have been a more pleasant stay. We did not use the launch as we arrived after 5:00pm and stayed on the boat so I cannot address facilities but the welcome and follow-up were exceptional!
Great friendly service in a great location. Thanks BYC!
The launch service was prompt and friendly.
Excellent launch service! Thank you for your help in finding our mooring while the winds were howling 🌊
The launch will take you to the club, where there are bathrooms and showers, and you can take a really nice walk in the country (head left, take the path to Coggeshall Farm museum) or the launch can also take you to a dock across the harbor and you can walk to downtown Bristol and bars and restaurants in 5 minutes. A lot to do, great service.
Was unable to get there due to weather.
Convenient location in the mooring field to access the club and town.
Very friendly with clean showers and a nice Tiki Bar while they are rebuilding their clubhouse. Go for the special we had 3 rum punches for less than $12
Launch staff very accommodating. Beach bar is fantastic. Restrooms and showers are dated.
Excellent launch service, the Club Steward Chris was exceptional and went out of his way to accommodate our Cruising Club's needs.
Staff was great, coming out to direct us right to out mooring. Launch drivers who took us to and from town we excellent, handling the launches is some very challenging conditions.
Outstanding staff. Always very friendly and helpful!
The staff was very friendly and responsive to our request for a mooring location. Look forward to our next visit!
Wonderful service !
Awesome club, great service (especially the launch driver Peter), and beautiful town. I'm glad we stopped there even if it was just one night!!
BYC is lovley, very accommodating. It was beautiful stay with the exception of the 3.5 inches of rain on Saturday ! We will come back again 👍🏻😎
This would usually be an excellent place to pick up a mooring at relatively little expense, and with an excellent ferry service to take you ashore and back; but with the wind due South quite a sea can pile up. We also have had endless hassles with Dockwa claiming payment has been refused while my bank insists no request for payment by Dockwa has been made.
Great location and hospitality.
Very beautiful spot and club staff very accommodating